Active with Style – Great Sports Hairstyles
- Field and track star Sanya Richards-Ross knows how to win gold and to look stylish all through the competition
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There are many hairstyles fit for everything we like to do, be it running in hot weather, tending to our house or garden or the many sports activities which fuel our ambition. See whether you can find some time between your activities to try one of our beautiful sports hairstyles. We have some tips and tricks to help you achieve these looks and Armin Morbach guides you through styling a few of the many ponytail variations in the video below.
Athletes need hairstyles which are convenient, easy to style and create an all-around put together look. Pro athletes are experts in selecting the right hairstyles for their sports. Who else spends several hours almost every day on training and competition? Three-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross (see above) who competes for the USA in 400m track and field, also has plenty of hairstyling expertise paired with all her other talents. To keep her medium-length hair out of her face she braids her front hair starting on one side above her forehead and finishing on the other side.
Styling: Create a side parting and start braiding an about 1 ½ inch strand of your hair from the parting across your forehead. Then secure the end of the braid above ear level on the other side using a hair tie, hair grips or a hair slide.
Ready, set, go and get your hair ready for training.
Sports Hairstyles – Tips & Tricks
Use an Alice band to keep your hair in check. Alice bands not only hold your hair in place but can also be a colourful and appealing part to your outfit.
Style the hair over your forehead into a trendy quiff so that it does not bother you or interfere with your concentration. Fringes can be pinned back or swept sideways and secured with hair slides or clips to make sure that they don't distract you.
Make sure you use hair ties without metal parts, which may damage your hair and lead to hair breakage.
Hopefully, our photo gallery will inspire you to try one or the other of our beautiful sports hairstyles.
In his videos, hair stylist and make-up artist Armin Morbach shares his expertise with you. This time, he shows you variations of the most popular sports hairstyle, the ponytail.
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